Petition to add firearms to Massachusetts roster

Todd Feathers filed this request with the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security of Massachusetts.
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From: Todd Feathers

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Massachusetts Public Records Law, M.G.L. c.66, §10, I hereby request the following records:

-- Copies of all petitions submitted since Jan. 1, 2010 to add firearms to the state's "Approved Firearms Roster" and "Large Capacity Firearms Roster." I understand and accept that identifying information -- such as names and addresses of private individuals -- may need to be redacted from the petitions. These redactions, however, do not exempt the documents as a whole from release under the public records law.

-- Copies of all notifications since Jan. 1, 2010 that a petition to add a firearm to the "Approved Firearms Roster" and/or "Large Capacity Firearms Roster" has been denied. I understand that some personal information my need to be redacted from these documents as well.

I ask that all fees for this request be waived as I am a journalist employed by the Lowell Sun and i intend to use the requested records to publish articles in the public interest and not for any commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Todd Feathers

From: Hickey, Shannon (EPS)

Good afternoon,

Your request below has been forwarded to me for response. Would it be possible for me to call you or for you to call me (617 274 5534) to discuss your request?

I think the information of interest to you might be much more easily and concisely available in the meeting minutes of the Gun Control Advisory Board.

Thank you,

Shannon C. Sullivan (Hickey)
Assistant General Counsel
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

From: Todd Feathers

Hi Shannon,

I'm happy to talk, and thank you for the quick response. You can reach me at 978-970-4650. I should be around all day today.

Thanks,
Todd

From: Todd Feathers

Shannon,

Thank you again for your guidance on this. For our records, here's a summary of what we agreed to: Instead of the specific petitions -- known as test reports -- I've modified my request to include meetings of the Gun Control Advisory Board. You were also kind enough to offer to send me the meeting minutes that may be readily available so that I can review them and determine whether I would like all the minutes going back to Jan. 1, 2010.

Thanks again,
Todd

From: Hickey, Shannon (EPS)

Hi Todd,

Attached are the meeting minutes from 2014 through the present. Please note the last meeting was held in May, so the minutes for that meeting are still in draft form. The Board will vote to approve the minutes at the next meeting (scheduled for September).

Please let me know if you have any questions or would like additional records.
Thanks,
Shannon

Shannon C. Sullivan (Hickey)
Assistant General Counsel
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

From: Todd Feathers

Shannon,

You're advice on this was really helpful -- the meeting minutes are exactly what I was looking for. If it's not too much trouble, I would like to go ahead and request the rest of the minutes going back to 2010. Please let me know if there's anything I can do, and thanks so much for all the help.

Todd

From: Hickey, Shannon (EPS)

Hi Todd,

Just wanted to let you know I’m still waiting to receive the remaining meeting minutes. Hopefully will have the records for you next week.
Thanks,
Shannon

From: Hickey, Shannon (EPS)

Hi Todd,

Attached are the remaining meeting minutes from 2010 – 2013.
Thanks,
Shannon

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